WASHINGTON (AP) - Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.

WASHINGTON (AP) Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.

Banks are looking to ease oversight requirements.

Brokers are working to stall a new rule raising standards for investment advice on retirement accounts.

Truckers want longer tandem trucks permitted in every state.

These are just some of the policy battles that must be hashed out by Dec. 11 as Congress races to close out a $1.1 trillion spending bill and avoid a holiday season government shutdown.

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies promise to fight off what they consider the most glaring examples of GOP overreach. Republicans insist they won't walk away empty-handed.